Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Pumpkin Impulse

If you are reading this right now, chances are you enjoy blog surfing.  You can get lost in photos of beautiful homes and gardens, tablescapes,  holiday ideas, lovely quilts, crocheted and knitted items, etc.  Have you ever stopped at a blog and saw something that you just knew you had to make?  Me, too.  That's exactly what happened to me.

I saw a post on the blog Confessions of A Plate Addict about decorating pumpkins with duct tape.  It sounded interesting so I read on.  

The blog post not only told me where to go to buy the faux pumpkins but where to go for the duct tape (the package calls it Duck Tape).

Her pumpkins came from Dollar Tree, and the duct tape from Michael's.  So off I went to Dollar Tree and bought the last two of these little pumpkins that they had.  I had a 40% off coupon for Michael's so I stopped there for the duct tape.     

This was one of those things that sounded so good until after I had a good night's sleep.  When I woke up the next morning I wondered, "What was I thinking?"

But, I already had the supplies.  I painted the stems black with the paint that I bought for my adventure into clothespin painting last spring (a story for another time).

Here are the finished pumpkins:

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. What a fun idea!! Unique pumpkins! I like the hst idea from your previous post...very handy method - I must remember it!!

  2. ok that is the candy corn one!
    of course now I want a bag of candy corn too!

  3. What a super cute idea. I'll have to hide it from my youngest daughter though, she wants to cover everything in duct tape. It is the solution to every problem after all. Makes a nice fall decoration.

  4. Those are a HOOT! I just love them! Duct or duck...either way, it has come a long way, baby! I bet you there will be a run on those pumpkins and Michael's duck tape today in Ann Arbor!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  5. So, were you happy with your impulse? I think they are clever, and the kids in my classroom would love them ~

  6. I love the duct taped pumpkins! What a great idea! :0)

  7. Those are some flashy pumpkins, LuAnn!
    Now you have me curious about the clothespins. : )

  8. What a fun idea. Your pumpkins are too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I wasn't sure when you started, but they are so cute! I love your new header photo too!

  10. LOVE your pumpkins, LuAnn!!!!!! Those are awesome!!!! They look great and are easy to make. Very cool!

  11. Too funny! Don't we all have those what was I thinking moments?

  12. I love duct tape! And Duck Tape. Love what you did with your Duck Tape and Dollar Store Pumpkins!!


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